Galway East Independent TD Seán Canney, Minister of the OPW & Flood Relief welcomes funding for 172 towns and villages across the country which has been allocated in 2016.
Rural Development is a key priority in the Programme for Government. I fought to have such a scheme included in the 2016 Programme.
“I am delighted that €10 million is now been allocated and 8 towns in County Galway will benefit including Athenry €70,000 for footpaths, Portumna €25,000 for upgrading amenities in the forests Park, Tuam €85,000 for renovation to the Mill Wheel, Loughrea €25,000 for a report on the future of the town, Gort €50,000 for footpaths, landscaping and playground enhancement, Oughtered €20,000 for a Walking/Bike trail and Rosmuc €42,000 for footpaths”.
A total of €380,000 has been allocated. It is also important to recognise that a further €12 million in 2017.
“Our towns and villages are the heart of our rural communities, but many of them are still recovering from the economic downturn. The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is designed to help breath life back into our rural towns and villages”.
“By improving the appearance and public amenities in our town and village centres, we can help to make them more attractive places in which to work, live and also to visit”.
“This is positive proof that we in the Independent Alliance are delivering on the Programme for Government in a tangible way for rural Ireland”